About Us


Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney is Associate Professor of History Emeritus, former Interim Director of the Center for African American Studies, and the former Chair of the Department of History at the University of Texas, Arlington. He is a graduate of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History, magna cum laude. He earned his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in American and African-American history at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a native of Alliance, Ohio.

In addition to teaching at UTA for eighteen years, he has taught at Central State University, Ohio State University, and St. Olaf College in Minnesota. From 1994 to 2008, he served as Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and Director of the African American Studies Program at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

He has published scholarly articles and reviews in the Journal of Negro History, Civil War History, Southwestern Historical Quarterly, The Houston Review, The Historian, Pacific Historical Review, Texas Journal of Ideas, History and Culture, Legacies, Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights, Locus, The Georgia Historical Quarterly, The New Handbook of Texas, Our Texas magazine, African Americans: Their History, the South Carolina Encyclopedia, The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Lone Star Legacy: African American History in Texas, The African American Experience in Texas History: An Anthology, and the Handbook of African American Texas.       

He is the editor of the following books, journals and essays: Charleston’s Avery Center: From Education and Civil Rights to Preserving the African-American Experience (2006); Born to Serve: A History of the Woman’s Baptist Educational Missionary Convention of South Carolina (2006); The Avery Review; and, co-editor of The Texas African-American History Journal and the book, Essays on the American Civil Rights Movement. His first monograph, Black Police in America (1996), was published by Indiana University Press.  Currently, he is completing a social and political history of African Americans in Dallas, Texas, a book that will be published by the Texas A & M University Press.

His most recent publications are: “Julia Scott Reed: Presenting the Truth about African Americans in Dallas” in Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, Stephanie Cole, Rebecca Sharpless and Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Editors (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015), pp. 389-409; “The Troubled History of American Policing,” The Crime Report, May 19, 2015, Report of American Policing; and “Juanita Craft: Another Unsung Heroine of the Civil Rights Movement,” Legacies 29 (Fall 2017):38-45.

He serves on the board of directors of the Texas State Historical Association and the editorial board of Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas. He has won numerous awards for his community service, activism, and scholarship.

Under the auspices of The African American Museum in Dallas Texas, a 5-Year Plan was developed in 2018 with four primary objectives: (1) Increase branch member numbers, reversing membership decline; (2) Re-establish branch visibility and viability; (3) Establish new branch programs which focus on current Black Life as the history coming generations will study; and, (4) Establish programs and philanthropy for our “living ancestors,”

During ASALH’s 103rd Business Meeting on October 5, 2018, the D/FW “Organizing” Branch received our charter as the: W. Marvin Dulaney Branch of ASALH.

Branch Officers and Committee Chairs:

President Vice President Historian Secretary              TREASURER
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Ida Carey Robert Edison William “Bill” McKinney April Roberts             Don Pinkard

Mrs. Joan Bouldin, Annual Dr. Carter G. Woodson Luncheon Chair

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